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PUBLISHED January 2016

This case considers under what conditions a charter school can locate a non-classroom based charter school (e.g., meeting room, resource center) in another district (i.e., not in the authorizing district) but within the same county. The trial court ruled, on the basis of statutory interpretation, that unlike limitations in locating in adjacent county, there were basically no limitations on doing so in the same county. Similar cases have been filed in San Diego County between San Diego USD and Alpine Union ESD and in LA County between Acton Agua Dulce USD and Newhall USD, although in both of those cases the trial court's decision placed meaningful limits on a charter school locating a non-school site facility (e.g., resource center) in another district.

The ELA filed an amicus brief on December 4, 2015, in support of the district.